TINTON FALL, NJ — A.J. Perri Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC has been recognized by The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as a 2019 “Companies That Care” award recipient.

CIANJ praised the A.J. Perri Cares Program, an outreach program that has helped over a dozen New Jersey military/veterans and their families, providing them with air conditioning, heating and indoor air quality system upgrades.

Celebrating its sixth year, the Companies That Care award salutes the generosity of New Jersey Businesses who demonstrate meaningful philanthropy that is impacting the communities they serve. Awards were presented at a reception held at Nanina’s in the Park on March 19. In addition, recipient companies have been featured in the March edition of COMMERCE Magazine, the event’s co-sponsor.

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“We are humbled by the recognition,” said Kevin Perri, president of A.J. Perri and son of company founder Albert Perri, who is a military veteran. “The A.J. Perri Cares program is a deeply meaningful mission to our family and employees. It is our honor and privilege to give back to those who selflessly served their country, so HVAC and plumbing issues are one less thing they need to worry about. They are all deserving individuals.”

Since the program started in May 2017, the Tinton Falls-based plumbing and HVAC company’s A.J. Perri Cares program has provided and installed air conditioners, HVAC systems, smart-home technology, and air filtration systems for around a dozen veterans and their families.  

Founded in 1927, CIANJ is a statewide association serving as an advocate for business and free enterprise in New Jersey. The association’s over 900 members include small entrepreneurial firms and family-owned businesses as well as many of the state’s leading corporations, institutions and non-profits. First published in 1965 as BERGEN Magazine, COMMERCE Magazine is a monthly New Jersey business publication with over 30,000 readers.

A.J. Perri, originally based in Middletown and operating out of founder Albert Perri’s garage beginning in 1971, has grown into a business with more than 250 service trucks and 300 employees. The company now provides services to customers in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex, Mercer, Union, Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Essex, Hudson, Somerset and Sussex counties. 

Still a family-operated business, A.J. Perri Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC is currently headquartered in Tinton Falls.